· The Pulse
By Michelle Ferguson

  • Around 60 people are living in squalid conditions behind the Walmart in Wetaskiwin. Outreach group, Open Door, is unable to help after being banned from entering the camp by Wetaskiwin city council.
  • Paths for People is recommending expanded sidewalks and more transportation options for Whyte Avenue, after releasing the results of a survey undertaken this summer. The report also recommends better street features like lights and benches.
  • Fort McKay First Nation has opened an urban office in downtown Edmonton to better serve its urban members. A program coordinator will be on hand to connect members to training and employment resources, Indigenous social agencies and cultural supports. There are approximately 250 members living in the Edmonton area.
  • Former University of Alberta president Indira Samarasekera has co-written a book on her experience leading the post-secondary institution. Samarasekera became the U of A's first female president and vice-chancellor in 2005.
  • Former FC Edmonton player Alphonso Davies lead the Canadian men's soccer team to a 4-1 victory against Panama on Wednesday night. The team is currently undefeated in the World Cup qualifying series.